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January 2, 2013

State report: Guns should be taken away from anyone considered a threat

ANNAPOLIS — Gun should be taken away from anyone who is found by a licensed health care provider, educator or police to be a threat, a panel studying firearms access by the mentally ill recommended Wed-nesday.

The report is being made public just as Maryland lawmakers are expected to take up gun control proposals in a legislative session that begins next week.

Gov. Martin O’Malley and lawmakers have been discussing plans for measures to address gun violence in the aftermath of the massacre last month at a Connecticut elementary school. The Task Force to Study Access of Mentally Ill Individuals to Regulated Firearms, however, was created last year and first met in August.

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